Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Erywan Yusof, Brunei’s second minister of foreign affairs, agreed on Wednesday that their countries will work together to tackle the situation involving Myanmar.
In their telephone talks, Hayashi said Japan will “give maximum support” to Erywan, who serves as a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in charge of issues on Myanmar, where a coup by the national military took place in February. This year, Brunei chairs ASEAN.
Also on Wednesday, Hayashi said in phone talks with his Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinai, that Japan is strongly opposed to unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas, apparently with China in mind.
Thailand will chair next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.